Srila Vyasadeva compiled many Vedic literatures out of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls, just to deliver them from the mire of material existence and reinstate them in their rightful position as eternal servitors of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
The Puranas are presented for the masses of people so that from any condition of life they can gradually elevate themselves to the platform of absolute knowledge and love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
This book is a compilation of fascinating histories that are not commonly heard and which broaden our understanding of great personalities well-known to us.
How i wrote this book
Earlier this year, while going through the summaries of the twelve
Puranas I had written, I was pleased to see how there were many
stories that devotees would find very interesting to read. I also found
that there were numerous speeches by great personalities which
were full of wisdom presented with crisp clarity. Because I always
like to keep my days filled with writing something in relation to Krishna
consciousness, I began this compilation of stories from the Puranas.
Some of these stories are not to be found in the literature
presented by Srlla Prabhupada, and some of these stories are there,
especially in Srimad-Bhagavatam. Why would I include in this
compilation stories already related in Srimad-Bhagavatam? Because
in other Puranas, these stories are sometimes told in greater detail,
and they often provide interesting accounts of great personalities’
A common theme of the Puranas is that a person’s present life
is the result of his or her previous actions, and it is one’s present